Lots of chaos at my house this morning! My 24 year old daughter and her fiance' were moving out of my basement and into their first apartment together. At the same time I was running around getting ready to travel to Chicago for a 4 day new job orientation that starts bright and early Monday morning. Since I am the keeper of the pool at our house, I gave the pool a good cleaning this morning and tested all chemical parameters, making whatever adjustments were called for to ensure that the pool would surrive 4 days without me. As I was walking away from the pool I started to worry about the water level. What if the water level dropped too low while I am gone and the pump burns out? So I decided I'd better top off the pool before I left. I grabbed the garden hose, tossed it in and turned it on. I then went in the house, took my shower, packed my bags and left for the airport.
My cell phone rings just as I am arriving at the airport and I see its my daughter calling. I think about hitting "ignore" but with a flash of guilt I answer the call instead. On the other end of the line is my daughter's frantic voice saying "you know that white box thingy on the side of the pool? There is water all over the place coming from it!" It was only at that moment that I remembered that I had been topping off the pool!
So needless to say, the pool is more than topped off! The backyard is flooded and I understand it looks like a disaster area. I had to get on my plane, so I'm now in Chicago and it will be late Thursday night before I can get a look at the mess for myself. Thank God my daughter noticed what was happening before she left too!
Anyway, I do think at the very least its going to take a long time for my kids to let me forget about this little "incident". Hmmm...I wonder if there is a way to blame it all on my husband?